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Dorothea Blackman Obituary

1923 - 2015
PORTSMOUTH Dorothea Louisa Blackman, 91, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Born in Newport on April 7, 1923, she was a daughter of late former Newport Mayor Edward G. Gladding and Mildred Minkler Gladding.
Dorothea graduated from Rogers High School in 1940 and graduated from Brown University in 1944.
She worked as a social caseworker for the State of Rhode Island until retiring in 1983.
She leaves a son Robert K. MacFarlane of Portsmouth, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was predeceased by her son Donald G. MacFarlane and her brother Dr. Edward K. Gladding.
At her request, funeral and burial services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Fire and Rescue Department, 2300 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Arrangements are by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit

This obituary was originally published in The Newport Daily News (Newport, RI).
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Published online on 4/23/2015 courtesy of The Newport Daily News.

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